I have worn them since I was 3 years old (not the same pair, obviously). There are many pictures of me at that age(I was VERY willing to be a photo subject for my shutter happy dad) and I cringe a little to see them.
In those days, there wasn’t much choice for children’s glasses frames; in fact there were two styles, one for boys and one for girls. The girls had a choice between pink or baby blue, but both were an appalling, “cats eye”, style which was certainly cute for adults but made children look like they were squinting(great).
I was ALWAYS, “losing” them, and luckily my mother knew how to utilise the fact that my brother and I played together as he usually knew where the glasses were “lost”…
Anyhow it was good that I had the kind of parents who noticed early in my life that I needed corrective lens. I have heard many stories from people who suffered trying to see for YEARS before any notice was taken of their squinting or trouble with school work.
I cannot wear contacts, both because it would be difficult to fit my perscription and also because the very thought of having a foreign object on my eye just grosses me out…
Today I am happy that there are more than cat’s eye frames available to me, and that I can see as clearly as anyone without glasses.
I actually LIKE wearing my glasses now. I know some people who think that glasses add allure and are a bit jealous of my having them! H thinks that they are sexy , and that is the BEST compliment!
There is the rare occasion when one’s glasses break, or wear out. This happened just yesterday and luckily it was not from misuse but simply wear and tear.
I was WORRIED that I would have to pay for a complete new set or worse, be without them for a long time but happily they can be fixed in one day, so that is a big relief…
I love being read to, and have always loved audio books.
They are so terrific for car trips or plane travel or simply on those days when it feels right to relax and enjoy a story read by someone who is quite often a famous actor.
I came across an audio book by one of my favourite authors, Alexander McCall Smith, called, “The Dog Who came in From the Cold”; an Corduroy Mansions novel.
Here is the link from The Telegraph(an estimable online verison of the brit newspaper)
As you can see, they are well into the book but if you look on the right side at the top, you can start with chapter one(either to read yourself or preferably to have Andrew Sachs read it to you)
I LOVE these videos; the fellow who does the, “voice overs” is INSPIRED!!!!
LOVE these french bulldogs…
Check out the “splits”…lol; little cutey!
As for the kitty’s reaction…